In game two of their three game series, the Nationals once again defeated Philadelphia in their home stadium.
In a night where big bats made all the difference, the Nationals were on fire. Going scoreless until the top of the third inning, the Washington bats came alive with Bryce Harper scoring a Triple, sending two runners home. Adam LaRoche followed that up with a sacrifice fly that sent Harper home. And the icing on that cake came when Ian Desmond came up to bat.
Facing a 2 - 0 count, Desmond swung on a curveball that went into the stands in deep center field.
After that, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz was ejected. I'm not sure why, but it makes me smile.
To end the night, the Nationals tacked on one more run in the fourth inning on a Rick Ankiel home run to center.
Now, if recent history is any gauge, the Nationals are due to lose tomorrow night's game, the series finale against Philly. I'm of the mind that if they can pull off their first sweep of the season, things might start turning around for the team and their hopes of a post-season berth might be realized.